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Neil Kenneth Clay, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 27, 2008, at Carla’s Vista View in Montrose, CO. He was 86 years old.

Neil was born in Arlington, CO on August 6, 1921 to Mark Roscoe and Mary Belle McCabe Clay. He spent his childhood in Eads, CO. He graduated from High school in Eads in 1939. Neil had lived in Hotchkiss for the last sixty nine years.

On April 5, 1942, Neil married the love of his life, Willetta Berdine Thornberry in Hotchkiss, CO. To this union five children were born. Together Neil and Billie celebrated sixty-four years of love and marriage. Willetta preceded Neil in death on Christmas day 2006.

The most important thing in his life was his family. He was Hotchkiss postmaster from 1959 to 1976. Neil enjoyed sports; he had coached Old Timers Baseball in Hotchkiss. He was a people person; He had served as Chief of The Hotchkiss Volunteer Fire Department. Neil was an orchardist and gardener. He did small engine repair at his home in Hotchkiss for many of his neighbors and friends. Neil liked hunting, fishing, arrowhead hunting and collecting coins, and working at “the Cabin” on Dyer Creek.

Those grateful to have shared in Neil’s life, are four sons and their wives: Carl and Judy Clay of Montrose, CO; Keith and Gudrun Clay of Aurora, CO; Harold and Cynda Clay of Hotchkiss, CO; and Aaron and Gayla Clay of Delta, CO; a daughter and her husband: Arla and Fred Meyer of Fort Collins CO. He is further survived by fourteen grandchildren and nineteen great-grandchildren

Neil was preceded in death by his wife, four brothers and three sisters.

Neil Kenneth Clay, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 27, 2008, at Carla’s Vista View in Montrose, CO. He was 86 years old.

Neil was born in Arlington, CO on August 6, 1921 to Mark Roscoe and Mary Belle McCabe Clay. He spent his childhood in Eads, CO. He graduated from High school in Eads in 1939. Neil had lived in Hotchkiss for the last sixty nine years.

On April 5, 1942, Neil married the love of his life, Willetta Berdine Thornberry in Hotchkiss, CO. To this union five children were born. Together Neil and Billie celebrated sixty-four years of love and marriage. Willetta preceded Neil in death on Christmas day 2006.

The most important thing in his life was his family. He was Hotchkiss postmaster from 1959 to 1976. Neil enjoyed sports; he had coached Old Timers Baseball in Hotchkiss. He was a people person; He had served as Chief of The Hotchkiss Volunteer Fire Department. Neil was an orchardist and gardener. He did small engine repair at his home in Hotchkiss for many of his neighbors and friends. Neil liked hunting, fishing, arrowhead hunting and collecting coins, and working at “the Cabin” on Dyer Creek.

Those grateful to have shared in Neil’s life, are four sons and their wives: Carl and Judy Clay of Montrose, CO; Keith and Gudrun Clay of Aurora, CO; Harold and Cynda Clay of Hotchkiss, CO; and Aaron and Gayla Clay of Delta, CO; a daughter and her husband: Arla and Fred Meyer of Fort Collins CO. He is further survived by fourteen grandchildren and nineteen great-grandchildren

Neil was preceded in death by his wife, four brothers and three sisters.

Neil Kenneth Clay, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 27, 2008, at Carla’s Vista View in Montrose, CO. He was 86 years old.

Neil was born in Arlington, CO on August 6, 1921 to Mark Roscoe and Mary Belle McCabe Clay. He spent his childhood in Eads, CO. He graduated from High school in Eads in 1939. Neil had lived in Hotchkiss for the last sixty nine years.

On April 5, 1942, Neil married the love of his life, Willetta Berdine Thornberry in Hotchkiss, CO. To this union five children were born. Together Neil and Billie celebrated sixty-four years of love and marriage. Willetta preceded Neil in death on Christmas day 2006.

The most important thing in his life was his family. He was Hotchkiss postmaster from 1959 to 1976. Neil enjoyed sports; he had coached Old Timers Baseball in Hotchkiss. He was a people person; He had served as Chief of The Hotchkiss Volunteer Fire Department. Neil was an orchardist and gardener. He did small engine repair at his home in Hotchkiss for many of his neighbors and friends. Neil liked hunting, fishing, arrowhead hunting and collecting coins, and working at “the Cabin” on Dyer Creek.

Those grateful to have shared in Neil’s life, are four sons and their wives: Carl and Judy Clay of Montrose, CO; Keith and Gudrun Clay of Aurora, CO; Harold and Cynda Clay of Hotchkiss, CO; and Aaron and Gayla Clay of Delta, CO; a daughter and her husband: Arla and Fred Meyer of Fort Collins CO. He is further survived by fourteen grandchildren and nineteen great-grandchildren

Neil was preceded in death by his wife, four brothers and three sisters.

Neil Kenneth Clay, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 27, 2008, at Carla’s Vista View in Montrose, CO. He was 86 years old.

Neil was born in Arlington, CO on August 6, 1921 to Mark Roscoe and Mary Belle McCabe Clay. He spent his childhood in Eads, CO. He graduated from High school in Eads in 1939. Neil had lived in Hotchkiss for the last sixty nine years.

On April 5, 1942, Neil married the love of his life, Willetta Berdine Thornberry in Hotchkiss, CO. To this union five children were born. Together Neil and Billie celebrated sixty-four years of love and marriage. Willetta preceded Neil in death on Christmas day 2006.

The most important thing in his life was his family. He was Hotchkiss postmaster from 1959 to 1976. Neil enjoyed sports; he had coached Old Timers Baseball in Hotchkiss. He was a people person; He had served as Chief of The Hotchkiss Volunteer Fire Department. Neil was an orchardist and gardener. He did small engine repair at his home in Hotchkiss for many of his neighbors and friends. Neil liked hunting, fishing, arrowhead hunting and collecting coins, and working at “the Cabin” on Dyer Creek.

Those grateful to have shared in Neil’s life, are four sons and their wives: Carl and Judy Clay of Montrose, CO; Keith and Gudrun Clay of Aurora, CO; Harold and Cynda Clay of Hotchkiss, CO; and Aaron and Gayla Clay of Delta, CO; a daughter and her husband: Arla and Fred Meyer of Fort Collins CO. He is further survived by fourteen grandchildren and nineteen great-grandchildren

Neil was preceded in death by his wife, four brothers and three sisters.